Child Dental Benefits Schedule from Medicare

Eligibility

  • You can get the benefits for your child if:

  • you're their parent or guardian, or

  • you're an approved care organisation

  • the child gets an eligible payment for at least 1 day of the calendar year

  • Children who get payments in their own name can also get the benefits if they’re:

  • 2 to 17 years old for at least 1 day of the calendar year

  • eligible for Medicare, and

  • getting an eligible payment for at least 1 day of the calendar year

  • In some circumstances, teenagers who have a partner that get a payment from us may also be eligible to get the benefits.

If you believe you are eligible, please call Medicare on 132 011 or click here to visit the Medicare website for more information.

Benefits available

Benefits for basic dental services are capped at $1000 per child over 2 consecutive calendar years.

The 2 year cap period starts when a child or teenager first claims an eligible dental service.

If you don’t use all of the $1000 benefit in the first year of eligibility, it can be used in the second year if the child remains eligible. Any remaining benefit can’t be accessed after the end of the second year.

Benefits cover a range of services including: examinations, X-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals, and extractions. Benefits aren’t available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and can’t be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

CDBS services won’t count towards the Medicare Safety Net or the Extended Medicare Safety Net thresholds.

At Advanced Dental Solutions, all our dentists are participating in this scheme, and we will make the claim to Medicare for you. Also, all our dentists are very friendly and great with kids!

If you have received a letter from Medicare confirming your child’s eligibility:

  1. Call us for an appointment.

  2. Present your Medicare letter on your first appointment.

  3. Your child’s first appointment usually consists of an examination, clean, fluoride and sometimes x-rays.

  4. You are provided with a treatment plan for you to sign.

 

If you are looking to become a new patient at Advanced Dental Solutions, we can also manage the transfer of your dental records from your prior dentist. Please contact us for an appointment on 4296 2246 or book online.

Call (02) 4296 2246

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Warilla NSW 2528